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Overall rating
87.60/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Landscape of Taste
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
186
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2020 1:01 pm by Mr.Edradour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.99

9 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 11-year-old whic

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.60 points

  1. Abadon05 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very similar data for a local dealer bottling from Signatory: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/143830/old-pulteney-2008-sv

    Did you use the same barrel / the same barrels?

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really tasty and exciting Old Pulteney. The maritime distillery character is beautifully preserved despite the finishing in sherry casks forming a nice counterpoint to the sweet-fruity, chocolaty and spicy aromas from the wood. By adding water the Old Pulteney opens up and brings out more fruit aromas.

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/05/11/old-pulteney-11yo-2020-whic-landscape-of-taste/
    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with a little salty sea air. Then sherry aromas spread with dates, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. In the background, nougat with some oak spice resonates. The alcohol is well integrated and not pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Bold start on the palate. Here the high alcohol content of this cask strength bottling becomes noticeable. Slightly maritime with a peppery note, followed by a gradual sweetness with dates, cinnamon, a little dark chocolate and roasted aromas of dark bread towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The warming finish shows a medium length with creamy fruit notes, nutmeg, subtle white pepper and a touch of dry oak.

      With water: Much more fruity on the nose after adding a few drops of water. Peach with aniseed and some cinnamon. Again very fresh and slightly maritime. On the palate also fruity and prickling with dates, milk chocolate and warming spices. The finish remains medium length with creamy fruit notes, brown sugar, dark chocolate and a hint of dry oak.

  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    All in all a great barrel that whic.de chose here as an independent bottler. With EUR 75 as the issue price it is fairly priced these days.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Liège delicacy (pear / apple herb), roasted nuts, nougat, date, somewhat floral

      The nose changes again and again over time and also some water and gives new impressions.

      Quite complex, but in my opinion no classic sherry ripening like PX or Oloroso. Not everyone will like it that much, because the flavors are somewhat special, but this very dense and intense apple herb note really picks me up. I could smell that forever.

      Glass used: Glencairn
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, salty note, maritime, dry, astringent.

      Here the Old Pulteney distillery character comes through nicely, taking on the maritime character.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, spicy, a bit bitter

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